A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the Alaska Peninsula and a tsunami warning has been issued.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck Tuesday at about 11:12 p.m. native time. It had a depth of 9.6 kilometres and was centred 96 kilometres south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska.
The tsunami warning was issued for South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated the warning for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula is from Kennedy Entrance to Unimak. Along the Aleutian Islands it’s from Unimak Pas to Samalga Pass.
A tsunami advisory was posted for some areas close by.
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On Kodiak Island, the native highschool opened its doorways for evacuees, as did the native Catholic faculty, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
“We’ve bought a highschool full of individuals,” stated Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak School District. “I’ve been passing out masks for the reason that first siren sounded,” he advised the Daily News.
“Everything’s as calm as will be. We’ve bought most likely 300, 400 individuals all carrying masks,” he stated.
The heart stated for different U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, there isn’t a tsunami risk.